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Cronquist, Arthur. An integrated system of classification of flowering plants. (New York: Columbia Univ. Press, , c1981). Illus.; bibliography. *R-QEC 93-9155.
Gleason, Henry A., and Arthur Cronquist. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. 2nd ed. (Bronx, N.Y.: N.Y. Botanical Garden, c1991). *R-QFT 92-3868.
Hickey, Michael, and Clive King. 100 families of flowering plants. 2nd ed. (New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1988). Illus.; bibliography. *R-QEC 88-3126.
Rickett, Harold W., and others. Wild flowers of the United States. 6 vols. in 14 pts. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966-73). Illus. with col. Photographs. *RR-QFT (Rickett...) Encyclopedic survey published by the New York Botanical Garden. Arranged geographically by regions -- Northeastern, Northwestern, Southeastern, Southwestern, Central mountains and plains states, and Texas.
Johnson, Hugh. The international book of trees: a guide and a tribute to the trees of our forests and gardens. (London: Mitchell Beazley, 1973). Illus. *R-VQS 74-4355.
Preston, Richard J. North American trees: exclusive of Mexico and tropical Florida. 4th ed. (Ames: Iowa St. Univ. Press, 1989). Illus. *R-VQV 89-23435.
The American Horticultural Society encyclopedia of gardening. Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Brickell. (London, New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1993). Illus. *R-VQC 93-12504.
The American Horticultural Society encyclopedia of garden plants. Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Brickell. (New York: Macmillan, 1989). illus. *R-VQG 93-9898.
Bailey, Liberty Hyde. Hortus third: a concise dictionary of plants cultivated in the United States and Canada... Rev. and expanded by the staff of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium [at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.]. (New York: Macmillan, c1976). Illus. with line drawings. *R-VQC 78-269. An essential work for serious research in this area.
Everett, Thomas H. The New York Botanical Garden illustrated encyclopedia of horticulture. 10 vols. (New York: Garland, c1980-82). Illus., some colored. *R-VQC 81-481. Exhaustive yet basic how-to book of gardening and house plants.
Graf, Alfred B. Exotica 3, pictorial cyclopedia of exotic plants: guide to care of plants indoors. 2 vols. (Rutherford, N.J.: Roehrs, 1963). Illus. with photographs, many colored. *R-VQ.
Graf, Alfred B. Tropica: color cyclopedia of exotic plants and trees from the tropics and subtropics: for warm-region horticulture, in cool climate the sheltered indoors. (East Rutherford, N.J.: Roehrs, 1978). Illus. with photographs. *R-VQF 79-4026. Graf's exhaustive classics, although not easy to use, are essential pictorial sources for information on house and conservatory plants.
Grigson, Geoffrey. The Englishman's flora: illustrated with woodcuts from sixteenth century herbals. (London: Phoenix House, 1987, c1955). Illus.; bibliography. *R-QEG 93-7897. A classic of botanical folklore and medical botany.
Grieve, Maud. A modern herbal: the medicinal, culinary, cosmetic and economic properties, cultivation and folk-lore of herbs, grasses, fungi, shrubs, and trees with all their modern scientific uses. (New York: Penguin, 1988 ). lllus. *R-QEN 93-4238.
Rodale's illustrated encyclopedia of herbs. ed. by Claire Kowalchick and William H. Hylton. (Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale, Press, c1987). *R-VQI 93-9899.
Simon, James E., and others. Herbs: an indexed bibliography, 1971-1980: the scientific literature on selected herbs, and aromatic and medicinal plants in the temperate zone. (Hamden, Conn: Archon, 1984). *RS-QEN 87-2456.